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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
f NEWS FROM FT. JACKSON;'
The President and his party was
biet by a Guard of Honor, and ac
companied by them, made an in
spection of the fort, reviewing the
troops. It was of course thrilling
to watch the President pass by, and
it brought back to my mind the
only other time I had seen him
as he passed; smiling, in his car
down Mam street in Waynesville
a few summers ago. As he passed
then, it was as the President; when
he reviewed us Monday it was not
only as President of the United
States; also, it was as our Com
mander in Chief. What greater
thrill could a soldier wish for than
the natural pride of being review
ed by his chief, particularly in our
own great democracy, where our
Commander's guard is a Guard of
Honor, and his uniform a business
suit . j
During the winter months, when
the sun went down so early, there
was little time left between work
hours and dark except for eating,
but now with the days getting long
er, we have more time for com
BRAND NEW STOCK
A COMPLETE LINE
Bridles Of All Kinds
paniqnship and play on the com
pany street. The "belt line," an
amusement discarded during the
winter months, has come back as a
diversion on the sunny afternoons.
From the keen fun everybody gets
from this, it brings back memories
of last fall. The rookies at first
thought it was a form of hazing
concocted for their discomfort by
the "old" boys, but when they re
luctantly came from their tents
and joined in, they found that the
boys running the gauntlet and the
boys making up the belt line were
oae and the same. That the boy
who one minute was Standing; by
with belt in hand was the next
minute laughing his speedy way
down the line, If this keeps up
the regiment will undoubtedly de
velop some good track material.
When I mentioned the fact last
week that a couple of the boys in
Company H had their heads clipped,
I was mistaken; I should have said
there were two or three boys in
the company who did not have their
hair cut off, for when you walk
up and down company street now,
it looks as if just about everybody
has been "sheared" for spring.
Attention! All Friends and Rela
tives of Men at Fort Jackson
The biggest day of the year for
men who wear the olive drab will
be celebrated on Sunday, April 6th,
Army Day! No passes are to be
allowed for soldiers wishing to go
home, or officers either for that
matter, for everyone is to be here.
That is the day we are really going
to "strut bur stuff" for the benefit
of all; guests who may come to
the fort. "Open House" will be
the order of the day, and all friends
and relatives of the men are cor
dially Invited to "come on down
and see us." Sure enough, you
Haywood folks who have friends
and relatives in the service and
isn't that everybody? plan to take
a day off and come down and visit.
Many of you have been wanting to
Sign Waterways Agreement
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The Great U kes-St Lawrence waterway project agreement between
the United States and Canada is signed in the office of the prime
minister of Canada, in Ottawa. Seated, left to right: C. D. Howe,
Canadian minister of munitions; J. Pierrepont Moffat, U. S. minister
to Canada, and Prime Minister Mackenzie King. Standing are U. S.
and Canadian dignitaries. Senator Claude Pepper of Florida, is second
. from left.
CLOTHES SHOULD V
LOOK BEST AT
Central Cleaners clean
ing is important the year
'round but at this time of
the year it is doubly im
portant. Send your suits
and dresses to us for
IT PLEASES US TO PLEASE YOU
The STAR Theatre
ADMISSION 10c and 25c
MAIN STREET HAZELWOOD
Show opens week days at 7:15 Matinees at 2:30
Saturday and Sunday
"Up In The Air"
With Frankie Darro, Mar jorie Reynolds and Mantan
Moretan. The schemer that makes the plot a deep
mystery, keeps you "up in the air" with suspense.
FRIDAY and SATURDAY
"The Return Of Wild Bill"
With Bill Elliott, doing stunts heretofore unknown to
the WildWest a straight shooter from the shoulder
and gun . . . action galore.
With Leon Ames and Charlotte Withers. Secret codes
clever spies slick undercover men all on their
toes as the war scare nears Panama.
MONDAY and TUESDAY
With PAT O'BRIEN, Edward Arnold and Ruth Terry.
A picture in which Pat plays superb in a role just
made for him.
WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY
Jimmy Lyden and Joan Blondel, in a drama of young
hearts at a fast race in which happiness depends on
the outcome. '
come down and planning to, well,
why not make it Sunday.
For Our part, we will try to
make it worth your while. There
will be a display of each type of
weapon, motor vehicle, and any
other organic equipment which will
be of interest to you. There will
be guides everywhere to show you
how things work and answer the
questions you will want to ask. A
kitchen will be thrown open to the
public, and you can visit the sol
diers in their quarters. Remem
her, all of these are privileges which
are not extended to the public ex
cept at times such as these. The
"open house" feature will be from
ten o'clock in the morning through
twelve o'clock. It may mean that
you will have to get up a little
early to drive down here, but it
will certainly be worth your while.
And those of you who just hav?
to have those extra hours sleep,
we're not forgetting you either. In
the afternoon there will be one of
the biggest reviews in the history
of Fort Jackson. This will be a
division review and will be partici
pated in by every regiment of the
30th Division, even the units of the
selectees who have received their
basic training and have now been
returned to their parent organiza
tion. The division recreation officer
is planning a program of suitable
entertainment also, at the division
service club. Come on, folks, don't
say "maybe" to yourself, but mark
the date Sunday on your calen
dar, and be here. It will be a day
none of you will forget.
Every member of Company H
I am sure joins me in expressing
deepest sympathy to the relatives
of Jerry Smith. Jerry had only
been in the company since last
September, but his circle of friends
was large. By a singular coinci
dence, the first member of the 120th
Infantry to be killed in the World
War was a buglar from Company
H, and how the first death in the
regiment since induction last Sep
tember is from the same company.
Congratulations to Wade Franklin
who has successfully climbed the
most difficult rung of the ladder of
military success. It is something
for Haywood county to be proud
of to be as ably represented in the
official ranks of the Army as by
this soldier. Lieutenant Franklin
deserves every praise. Such a
commission means that the person
al qualities of physical and mental
health and leadership have been
recognized, and this is the Army's
way of showing it's appreciation.
But appreciation is hardly the
the regiment, Colonel Manning. So
you can see that just being in the
service a number of years is not
Lieutenant Franklin has been
with Company H since he joined
the company at Waynesville on
September 13, 1933, and has come
up through all the grades of non
commissioned personnel, working
his way up from the bottom. From
a private he came to be a sergeant,
stepping up first as a private first
class and then a corporal before
finally being made a sergeant, the
grade from which he has stepped
up to be an officer. During this en
tire period, his service record has
remained clean, and that means a
lot to a soldier. Congratulations
again to you, Lieutenant Wade, and
may this be only the beginning of
a great army future for you, if you
chose to stay in the service.
Of late, the sun has been getting
up with us, but the Army feels
that "morning moonlight" is good
for the soldier, for with the com
ing of spring and longer days, we
now are getting up an hour earlier,
starting last Monday, so now first
call is at 5:15 a. m., instead of 6:15.
It would be impossible to write
about everything that happens
down here, and I'm afraid , I've
padded this week's colum too much
already but I would like to men
tion the Thirtieth Division's new
has received a great deal of nation
wide publicity because this the
first time such a unique school has
ever been established in the army.
It is a school to teach the "three
R's" to soldiers who are deficient
in it. Working in conjunction with
the South Carolina Department of
Adult Education, the division is
allowing any soldiers who are de
ficient, to be excused from work on
Wednesday and Friday afternoons
to attend classes, taught by civil
ians brought in for the purpose.
After the fundamental courses, a
more advanced course of study will
But Dollar Bills
. I hereby give notice that I will
be candidate for re-elmrtinn as
right word to use, for to gain a I Mavor of th Town of Wavnvill.
commission by means of climbing i tne election to be held on May
up irom ne ennsiea ransa ir . 6tn 1941. t gnan appreciate the
more than an honor paid to an in
dividual. Most civilians accept
as a matter of course that if a
soldier is in the service long enough,
he will climb, if slowly, to become
an officer; nothing could be farther
from the truth. People forget the
great number of enlisted men who
make up the rank and file of the
Army, and the fact that many of
these enlisted men have been in the
service for a great many years,
some not rising above the grade
of private. There are many men
in the enlisted ranks and a relative
ly small number of commissioned
officers over them; then, too, many
of these officers get their commis
sion through R. O. T. C. and G. M.
T. C, and don't usually ever serve
in the enlisted ranks of the service.
The number of men who rise from
the ranks to become officers is very ;
small. The only way a soldier can
become a commissioned officer is
by an arduous route. He must first
be recommended by the command
ing officer of his company aa being
officer material. The boys selected
attend schools and have to pass
examinations before boards ap
pointed for the purpose, boards
composed of officers of the regi
ment. But "book-learning" is not
enough. The officers who have
worked with the men on the field
and know their various qualities
of leadership and personal physi
cal and mental capacities for learn
ing are consulted and by various
means such as these the men orig
inally recommended by the com
pany commanders are winnowed
down to a chosen few, wno have
continued support of the many vot
ers of Waynesville.
This March 25, 1941.
J. H. WAY.
Miss Quinlan Goes
To Alexandria, La,
With Red Cross
Miss Mary Quinlan, who has
been a case worker with the Nor
folk chapter of the American Red
Cross, Norfolk, Va., has recently
been transferred to the Rapides
chapter of Alexandria, La.
i Miss Quinlan has been made
Home Service secretary of the
chapter, which is located near one
of the large U. S. Army camps.
Miss Quinlan has had both train
ing and experience in welfare work
and is well qualified for her new
field of service.
En route to Alexandria, Miss
Quinlan spent a few days here with
her mother, Mrs. Chas. E. Quinlan.
Death MRS MINNIE RUCKNER
Last rites were held at 1 :30
o'clock Sunday afternoon at the
First Baptist church here for Mrs.
Minnie Buckner, 77, widow of the
late O. D. Buckner, who died at
the home of her son, Leo L. Buck
ner, in Hazelwood on Thursday at
12:30 p. m. The Rev. H. G. Ham
mett, pastor of the church and the
Rev. H. W. Baucom, of Asheville,
a former pastor, officiated. Burial
was in Greenhill cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were:
Frank Albright, Hurst Burgin,
Henry Francis, Jack Snyder, Grover
C. Davis, and Hartman Farmer.
Mrs. Buckner was born on March
the 24 th, 1864 in Lincolnton, the
daughter of Robert Harvey and
Barbara Cansler Fite. She has
been residing here for many years.
Surviving are, one son, Leo L.
Buckner, of Hazelwood; two daugh.
ters, Mrs. D. C. Howell, of Easton,
Penn., and Mrs. Edna McGee, Of
Waynesville; two brothers, James
Harvey Fite, of Forest City, and
George S. Fite, of Fairview; one
sister, Mrs. L. T. Freen, of Ashe
ville; eleven grandchildren and two
News Brief s From
The Cecil Section
By Mrs. D. N. Rathbone.
Jack Sparks, who has been living
in Texas for sometime, recently
visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Zim Sparks. :
Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Noland, of
Leicester, were the guests over, the
week-end of Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Lee Green, of Newport News,
spent the week-end with his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. V. B. Green.
Mrs. Gaither Ferguson, one
of the outstanding gardeners of
Fines Creek section, is quite busy
these days selecting seed for her
spring sowing as well as for the
late summer type. She also has
a large selection of pot flowers. Her
place is always noticed in the sum
mer by the gardeners, and is locat
on the Fines Creek highway.
I ish to announce that I will be
a candidate for re-election as al
derman of the Town of Waynes
ville at the election to be held on
May 6, 1941. The continued su
port of my friends and the loyal
voters of the town is solicited.
This March 25, 1941.
T. L. BRAMLETf.
Having served as Alderman of
the Town of Waynesville to the
best of my ability for two years,
I hereby announce that I will be
a candidate for re-election at the
election to be held on May 6. and
desire the continued support of my
many friends and voters of the
Town of Waynesville.
This March 25, 1941.
L. M. KILLIAN.
Having filled an unexpired term
by appointment as Alderman of
the Town of Waynesville, I have
decided to be a candidate for re
election to that office at the elec
tion to be held on May 6th, 1941. In
the short time I have served I have
begun to see and understand ' the
needs of the town and the work to
be done, and I am willinr to uprvo
the people of the town to the best
of my ability, if the voters see fit
to so elect me
to receive the recommendation gen-1 This the 25th day of March 1941.
erally of the commanding officer of
The majority of the Fines Creek
families are to have electricity in
their homes, with modern equip
ment. The major topic of conver
sation at present among the farm
ers concerns electric machinery for
Union Leader Booked
Accused of stealing $10,000 in union
funds, James J. Bambrick (right)
executive of the Building Service
Employes International Union, is
booked in New York City. His erst
while superior officer, George Scal
ise, national head of the union, is
already serving a prison sentence
for theft of union funds.
Hear Charles Ray
Charles E. Ray addressed the
Sylva Rotary Club Tuesday even
ing on the "Conservation Program
for Western North Carolina." Mr.
Ray is a member of the state board
of conservation atfd development
Read The Ads
The date for the I
of the senior play of
ville township high 1
been set for April the I
The students will pr
ity Street' one of B,
standing productions. I
interest is the fact thl
ent senior class chose t
the were juniors and
their ambition on the
the production is givenj
Miss Hester Anne 1
the English department
those taking part have
ed with great care.
CARD OF THA
We wish to express!
for the many kindness!
during the illness and!
of our mother. i
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